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  • Obama: ‘I’m ready to pass the baton’

    07/27/2016 9:18:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sarah Wheaton
    The president makes a forceful case for Clinton and warns against the threat of ‘homegrown demagogues.’ Twelve years after he first addressed a Democratic National Convention, and eight years after he became the first black presidential nominee of a major party, President Barack Obama President Barack Obama cast the election to succeed him as a “fundamental choice.” Speaking on the penultimate night of the convention, Obama made a forceful case for his former rival. He’s not likely to have an audience like this again as president, and Obama soaked in the cheers from a party that, despite its divisions, remains...
  • FiveThirtyEight election forecast shows Trump ahead

    07/27/2016 4:13:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Kelly
    Political analyst Nate Silver’s latest forecast has Republican nominee Donald Trump with a 15 percentage point-greater chance of beating presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, according to FiveThirtyEight. Silver's "now-cast," updated with fresh surveys on Monday, shows Trump's current likelihood of winning at 57.5 percent, compared with Clinton’s 42.5 percent. In the 11 battleground states, Colorado, Virginia and Michigan would go to Clinton, while Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa would go to Trump.
  • Team Clinton’s Overconfidence

    07/26/2016 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jason L. Riley
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate projected confidence. By Monday, it looked more like overconfidence. For more than a month, Mrs. Clinton and her allies have been running campaign ads in battleground states, and Mr. Kaine, a senator from one such state (Virginia), is a potential plus in nearly all of them. His bilingualism could enhance her appeal among Hispanic voters in places like Florida and Colorado. His Roman Catholicism could help her in swing states with large Catholic populations such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. As a former governor of Virginia, Mr. Kaine brings...
  • 4 brutal poll numbers that greet Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention

    07/25/2016 9:59:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    It's common for presidential candidates to get a bump from their conventions, and two new polls Monday suggest Donald Trump did indeed get that. But the new polls don't just show Trump's stock rising (however temporarily that may be); they also have some very bad news for Hillary Clinton and her already-declining personal image. Indeed, politically, she's doing as bad as she ever has — if not worse.
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • Santa Clarita area wildfire continues to rage out of control, threatens hundreds of homes

    07/24/2016 7:16:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | í By Cindy Chang, Deborah Netburn, Matt Hamilton and Marisa Gerber
    he brush fire raging in the rugged mountains of Santa Clarita Valley has burned more than 22,000 acres, threatening hundreds of homes as firefighters battled Sunday to keep the fire from spreading. Mandatory evacuations were still in place Sunday for about 1,500 residents in parts of Sand and Placerita canyons, as well as for others along Little Tujunga Canyon Road. So far, 18 structures have been destroyed and another damaged in the Bear Divide and Sand Canyon areas, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The 14 Freeway in the Santa Clarita Valley was closed in both directions late...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin calls on GOP to unite behind Trump

    07/24/2016 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Innovative
    UPI ^ | July 24, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday, saying Donald Trump will unify the Grand Old Party and the country around shared values of economic prosperity and the commitment to a strong national defense. Fallin, who is the first female governor in the state's history, told delegates Trump will rebuild the military and defeat terrorism. "He believes in peace through strength and will defeat radical Islamic terrorists who seek to destroy our nation," she said.
  • Obama: Donald Trump’s nomination ‘says something’ about the Republican Party

    07/24/2016 1:33:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    In a taped interview with CBS's John Dickerson that aired Sunday on "Face the Nation," Obama said that fact "says something about what's happened to the Republican Party over the course of the last eight, 10, 15 years." Obama also reiterated what he said in a news conference on Friday: that he doesn't think the dark picture of America that Trump painted in his nomination speech is true, even in the wake of an attack on a Munich mall later that day that killed at least nine people.
  • Trump presents himself as strong leader in dangerous world

    07/24/2016 11:44:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 21, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention selling his candidacy as the only way to protect Americans from an increasingly dangerous world and to upend a tainted political system. “I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored,” he said.
  • DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz under pressure to resign

    07/24/2016 11:24:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny and Eric Bradner
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not have a major speaking role or preside over daily convention proceedings this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced raising questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. The DNC Rules Committee has named Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source. She will gavel each session to order and will gavel each session closed. "She's been quarantined," another top Democrat said of Wasserman Schultz.
  • Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

    07/23/2016 9:28:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2016 | MJ Lee
    Speaking at Florida International University, a campus that is more than half Hispanic, Kaine described his vision for an inclusive country. Dipping in and out in Spanish several times, he drew on his experiences as mayor, governor and the time he spent helping Jesuit missionaries in Honduras to emphasize the importance of service.
  • Trump capitalizing on fears over crime

    07/23/2016 2:44:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    “The first task for our new Administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities,” Trump said in an address that included statistics pointing to rising crime in several U.S. cities.
  • Day After R.N.C. Ends, Hillary Clinton Presents Herself as the Anti-Trump

    07/22/2016 7:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Hillary Clinton’s advisers didn’t mince words as her campaign watched Donald J. Trump accept the Republican Party’s nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night and his promise to end the “crime and violence that afflicts our nation.” But mostly, Mrs. Clinton’s team felt a single emotion: pressure. “The only thing standing between Donald Trump and the White House … is us,” the campaign posted on Instagram. As the campaign prepares for the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, donors, supporters and elected officials say the vision Mr. Trump presented for the nation raised the stakes on Mrs....
  • Republican Party Unifies Around Donald Trump Amidst Circus-Like Atmosphere Outside the RNC

    07/21/2016 8:33:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | July 21, 2016 | Sarah Glover
    More than 2,000 delegates packed the Quicken Loans Arena to rally behind Donald Trump and his campaign for president. Suspense built inside and outside the arena for Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump's speech. The crowd chanted "USA, USA" as Trump formally accepted the nomination and went on to say safety will be restored in America.
  • Trump wins backing of social conservative leader

    07/21/2016 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | July 21, 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. The head of the socially conservative Family Research Council is promising to vote for Donald Trump. Tony Perkins is the first speaker on Thursday night's program at the Republican National Convention. Perkins — who's also a Louisiana delegate — says Trump has demonstrated his commitment to religious conservative values through his promise to appoint conservative judges, his support for the GOP platform and the selection of running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Deadlocked in New Ohio Poll

    07/21/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Ohio, according to a new poll that shows the crucial state very much in play as Mr. Trump prepares to accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night. A new survey from Suffolk University finds that Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton each have the support of 44 percent of likely voters, with 11 percent still undecided. When third-party candidates such as Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are included, Mrs. Clinton holds a four-point lead. “It’s absolutely up for grabs,” said David...
  • Defiant Ted Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump after being booed during convention speech

    07/21/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
    Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing politicians who attack his family. The Texas senator sensationally withheld an endorsement of Trump in his speech Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor while getting upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself.
  • Donald Trump really, really wants to win California

    07/20/2016 1:06:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Melanie Mason
    "Every time he meets with me, he asks me...'Can I win California?'" said McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, at an event hosted by Politico's Playbook. McCarthy said he replies: "Well, I don't think so. It's pretty difficult." That's an understatement. California is one of the deepest blue states in the country. It hasn't backed a Republican for the White House since George H.W. Bush won in 1988. The Trump team insists they'll play well in Democratic-friendly terrain like Connecticut, Oregon and New Jersey, and that Trump will campaign in blue states.
  • Conservatives to Cruz: Time to back Trump

    07/20/2016 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2016 | Katie Glueck |
    Even some diehard loyalists say he needs to set aside lingering bitterness and get behind the GOP nominee. They volunteered for Ted Cruz, gave him campaign money and still adore the Texas senator. But now it’s time, say even some of his longtime loyalists, for Cruz to finally endorse Donald Trump. Cruz, who will address the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, remains one of the GOP’s most prominent holdouts, refusing to back his presidential primary rival even as most other Trump critics have come around — if only with their noses plugged.
  • The Case for Donald Trump

    07/18/2016 4:51:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2016 | William McGurn
    What’s the best case for Donald Trump? The question comes in the week Republicans here will formally nominate him for president, and the answer is not complicated. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence gave it as his reason for signing on as Mr. Trump’s VP: The alternative is President Hillary Clinton. This is the reality of choice in a two-party democracy. Still, many have a hard time accepting it. So even as Mr. Trump handily dispatched 16 more-experienced rivals, his shortcomings and unfitness for office have become a staple of conservative fare.
  • Poll: Trump Leads in Top Battleground Counties in U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
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  • Never-Trump delegates launch last-ditch bid to disrupt convention

    07/18/2016 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2016 |
    Anti-Trump Republicans launched a last-ditch bid on Monday to deny the New York businessman the party’s nomination by trying to force a state-by-state vote at the Cleveland convention on the rules that bind delegates to back Donald Trump. The effort stands little chance of succeeding, but could pose a major disruption to the proceedings just as party officials were trying to smooth over divisions. The Trump camp is said to be "livid" at the revived push.
  • Baton Rouge Shooter Was Nation Of Islam Member, Railed Against ‘Crackers’ On YouTube

    07/17/2016 8:52:01 PM PDT · by Innovative
    Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A Youtube account operated by Gavin Eugene Long and discovered by The Daily Caller reveals key insight into what might have motivated the 29-year-old black man who killed three Baton Rouge police officers Sunday morning. Videos on Long’s account show that he was a former Nation of Islam member. He also ranted against “crackers” and made references to Alton Sterling, the black man killed by police in Baton Rouge on July 5. Other information about Long shows that the Kansas City native, who CBS reported was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2010, went by the name Cosmo Ausar Setepenra.
  • Kansas delegates see Trump’s VP helping with GOP skeptics

    07/16/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Associated Press Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 15, 2016July 16. 2016 | JOHN HANNA
    Kansas delegates to the GOP National Convention said Friday that Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate will help Trump with Republicans who remain wary of his presidential candidacy. The selection of Pence for vice president drew praise not only from Trump’s most prominent Kansas supporter, Secretary of State Kris Kobach , but also from delegates who are pledged to vote at the convention for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. State Treasurer Ron Estes, a Rubio delegate, said Pence’s selection makes him feel more comfortable with Trump’s candidacy, though he had...
  • How Trump and the RNC teamed up to stop a delegate revolt

    07/16/2016 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    In the end, Never Trump never stood a chance. Despite plenty of positive media coverage and an active social media and email campaign, the effort to wrest the nomination from presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in the 11th hour fizzled in a Cleveland conference room thanks to an alliance between the ultimate outsider candidate and insider party operatives. The Trump campaign -- worried about efforts to unbind delegates -- tied itself to the Republican National Committee and their operations prepared to work together, sources involved told CNN.
  • Cruz steps into spotlight for Trump

    07/16/2016 5:56:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping back into the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention, where his rival, Donald Trump, will be crowned the presidential nominee. Cruz’s speech will be a pivotal moment for the Republican Party in 2016 — and possibly beyond. Republicans will also be watching to see if Cruz has some nice things to say about Trump, who invited the Texan to a speaking role in a gesture of party unity.
  • Pence,Trump set sights on Clinton, vow to restore prosperity, safety to America

    07/16/2016 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2016 | Fox News
    Donald Trump and now-official running-mate Mike Pence joined on stage Saturday, warning Americans about the perils of electing Hillary Clinton and vowing to make the country safe and prosperous again. “I am here to introduce the man who will be my partner in the campaign and in the White House to fix the rigged system,” Trump said from a Hilton hotel in New York City. “I found a leader who will help us deliver a safe society and a prosperous society.” Trump, before bringing Pence on stage, delivered a blistering stump speech that touted his agenda and attacked Clinton, the...
  • Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

    07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.
  • Not so fast: Defeated anti-Trump delegates vow trouble during the convention

    07/15/2016 9:01:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Never Trump agitators have been defeated, but they say they’re not going away. Republicans who failed to change party rules here this week and stop Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination are threatening to cause chaos on the floor of the national convention next week. Bruised by the way party leaders handled debate on a series of proposed rule changes, leaders of anti-Trump groups vowed Friday to find ways to draw at least some political blood when the party meeting begins Monday. The options are limited, and attempts to cause trouble at political conventions are usually quickly...
  • Attack in Nice: Truck driver identified as 31-year-old Tunisia native

    07/15/2016 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2016 | Angela Dewan, Jason Hanna and Euan McKirdy, CNN
    A day after a terrorist mowed down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal French city of Nice, investigators dug into the life of the man they say was the killer: A 31-year-old delivery driver and Nice resident who was born in Tunisia. Authorities said Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a rented, refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tons into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais on Thursday night, killing 84 people -- including 10 children and adolescents -- and injuring 202 others. The attack ended when police shot into the truck, killing Bouhlel, French prosecutor...
  • 84 Dead, 202 Hurt as Truck Hits Bastille Day Crowd in Nice (latest July 15)

    07/15/2016 1:32:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2016 | AP
    NICE, France — As new details emerged Friday about the Tunisian man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 202 others, French leaders extended a state of emergency imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets. French officials called it an undeniable act of terror, but no group claimed responsibility and it wasn't clear if the 31-year-old delivery driver blamed for the carnage had extremist ties.
  • Quiet Cruz weighs role in Trump convention revolt

    07/14/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2016 | Steve Peoples | AP
    Sen. Ted Cruz is refusing to condemn a rebellion against Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention as the fiery Texas conservative weighs his political future against the prospect of a national Republican embarrassment. Cruz’s continued public silence, as his loyalists actively plotted to undermine Trump on Thursday, irked Trump allies and Republican leaders alike, all eager to avoid a public spectacle when the four-day gathering formally begins on Monday. Yet having accepted a speaking slot on the main stage, there are signs the 45-year-old senator is willing to cooperate with Trump’s campaign — privately, at least — even as...
  • Gingrich: 'Donald Trump is like a pirate'

    07/13/2016 11:12:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | July 13, 2016 | Cristiano Lima
    "Look, in many ways Donald Trump is like a pirate. He's outside the normal system, he gets things done, he's bold, he's actually like a figure out of a movie," the former House speaker said during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "In a lot of ways, my entire career has been a little bit like a pirate. I've taken on the establishment in both parties, [I'm] very prepared to fight in the media. "One of the hard questions on the way to California: Do you really want a two-pirate ticket?"
  • GOP leaders seek to squash rebellion talk ahead of key rules meeting

    07/13/2016 4:25:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Republican National Committee members huddling in Cleveland on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation about a convention floor rebellion that is being spearheaded by a group of Never Trump Republicans. When the GOP Rules Committee convenes on Thursday, Never Trump delegates will look to pass a “conscience clause” that would unbind them from the results of state primaries and caucuses and free them to vote for whomever they choose. There is intense speculation about whether Unruh will garner the required number of signatures. Some Republican National Committee (RNC) members said they believe she’ll get there. Others believe she’ll fall short....
  • Hillary Clinton, at Site of Lincoln Speech, Laments G.O.P.’s Turn to Donald Trump

    07/13/2016 2:00:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    On the grounds of the Old State Capitol where, nearly 160 years ago, Abraham Lincoln held forth on “a house divided,” Hillary Clinton on Wednesday lamented the Party of Lincoln’s transition to the Party of Trump, casting the present moment as an indelible stain on Republican history. Yet even as she savaged Donald J. Trump as an existential threat to American democracy, a week before Republicans plan to nominate him for president in Cleveland, Mrs. Clinton sought a delicate balancing act of her own. She waded with care into the thickets of national reckonings over both police violence and violence...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans urge Kasich to run as part of last-ditch bid

    07/12/2016 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Fox News
    The stop-Trump movement isn't dead yet -- and Ohio Gov. John Kasich could be their last hope. Republicans opposed to Donald Trump’s 2016 bid reportedly are making a fresh pitch for Kasich to step up as an alternative candidate ahead of the party’s convention in Cleveland. Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey asked Kasich allies Sunday to contact the former presidential candidate and urge him to offer himself as an alternative at the convention, according to "Given our shared effort in the Kasich campaign, I am sure you agree," Humphrey reportedly wrote. "But, John needs encouragement to make the...
  • Detroit Detective Demoted After Calling BLM Protesters 'Terrorists'

    07/11/2016 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    A Detroit detective was demoted Monday after calling "Black Lives Matter" activists "terrorists" and "racists" in a viral Facebook post. During a news conference, police chief James Craig said the detective, Nathan Weekley, who is white, had been "downgraded" to the rank of a regular officer while the department conducted an internal investigation. "We have worked so hard, and continue to work, in making sure we have great relationship with everyone here in Detroit," Craig said, adding that such comments "have a tendency to undermine" those relationships.
  • Dallas police chief: Shooter had larger plans

    07/10/2016 8:25:25 AM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2016 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas was plotting larger attacks, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Sunday. "We're convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to target law enforcement -- make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement's efforts to punish people of color," Brown said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." Brown said police found bomb-making materials and a journal at the shooter's home that suggested he'd been practicing detonations and appeared ready...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Leads Mitt Romney, John McCain with Hispanics

    07/09/2016 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has more support from Hispanic voters than both 2008 GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney had during their general elections in 2008 and 2012.
  • Hillary Clinton Rejects F.B.I. Claim That She Was ‘Careless’ With Emails

    07/08/2016 6:50:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    MSN ^ | July 8, 2016 | By ALAN RAPPEPORT, NYT
    Hillary Clinton on Friday rejected the F.B.I.’s assertion that she had been “extremely careless” with classified material as secretary of state, offering her first public comments on the matter since the Justice Department closed its inquiry without bringing charges against her this week. In interviews on CNN and MSNBC, Mrs. Clinton tried to put the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server to rest, brushing off a rebuke from James Comey, the F.B.I. director, who had criticized her for being negligent. Although Mr. Comey, in a congressional hearing on Thursday, pointed out several contradictions between what Mrs. Clinton...
  • Anti-Trump Virginia delegate hopes ruling sends message

    07/08/2016 1:38:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | Alan Suderman | AP
    A Virginia delegate to the GOP national convention who opposes Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is hoping a favorable ruling on a legal challenge to state election law will serve as a last-minute spark to help dump the billionaire businessman as the party’s nominee. Carroll Correll Jr. said Thursday outside a federal courthouse in Richmond that he hopes an upcoming ruling will send a message to other Republican delegates that they are free to pick someone besides Trump. “As a party and as a nation, we could do a lot better than Donald Trump,” Correll said. The Republican National Committee’s national...
  • Dallas Shooting Suspect, Micah Johnson, ‘Upset at White People’

    07/08/2016 1:08:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    A military veteran who said his goal was to kill white police officers opened fire Thursday night in downtown Dallas, leaving five officers dead and seven wounded before the police killed him with a remote-controlled explosive delivered by a robot, officials said. “He said he was upset about the recent police shootings,” Chief Brown said. “The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
  • From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

    07/07/2016 8:47:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 7, 2016 | David A. Graham |
    Hillary Clinton is out of the frying pan and into the fire. On July 6, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Justice Department would not pursue criminal charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for her use of a private email server at the State Department. But the following day, with that criminal investigation closed, the State Department reopened its own probe into the emails, the AP reported.
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges.
  • How Newt Gingrich became Donald Trump's inside man

    07/06/2016 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2016 | MJ Lee
    When Republican naysayers were mocking Donald Trump's improbable White House campaign before the primaries started, Newt Gingrich was reading "Trump: The Art of the Deal." It was a pivotal part of Gingrich's introduction to Trump -- and the beginning of an almost scholarly undertaking to understand the making of the man who would go on to seize his party's nomination for president. Months later, as the GOP prepares to coronate Trump at its convention, the former House Speaker has emerged one of Trump's most high-profile supporters and even secured himself a top spot on the billionaire's vice presidential shortlist. Gingrich...
  • The Daily 202: Clinton’s credibility gap widens after FBI rebuke

    07/06/2016 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Want to know why two-thirds of Americans do not consider Hillary Clinton trustworthy? Rewatch pretty much any public comment she’s made about her email use over the past 16 months and then watch James Comey’s speech yesterday. The FBI director shredded so many of the talking points that the former secretary of state and her top aides have used over and over again throughout this scandal, including that she never emailed classified material; that information in the emails was classified retroactively; that none of the emails were marked as containing classified information; that there were definitively no...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Negotiating Speaking Role at Republican Convention

    07/06/2016 10:39:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 187 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Sen. Ted Cruz may be on the list of speakers at the Republican National Convention that Donald Trump said he plans to release on Thursday. Three sources, including one close to the Trump campaign, tell NBC News that Cruz is in negotiations for a speaking spot at the convention. It would be a notable shift for Trump, who previously said his former opponents who haven't yet endorsed him wouldn't be invited to speak. In response to those comments from Trump, a Cruz spokeswoman said at the time that the Texas senator wasn't expecting to receive any time on the schedule....
  • Former National Guardsman accused of plotting attack to support ISIS

    07/05/2016 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Rachel Weiner and Joe Heim
    A former member of the Army National Guard living in Sterling, Va., is accused of trying to plan a domestic terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State. Mohamad Bailor Jalloh was arrested Sunday and charged with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist organization, according to papers filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. Jalloh, a native of Sierra Leone, is a U.S. citizen. He quit the National Guard after listening to the lectures of deceased radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to court documents, and became involved in planning a terrorist attack on U.S....
  • Why Dump Trump effort faces likely defeat at GOP convention

    07/05/2016 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | July 5, 2016 | ALAN FRAM, AP
    Despite a continuing effort and lots of noise by a band of insurgents, Donald Trump and the Republican Party are on track to defeat rebels trying to head off his nomination at this month's convention. Far from giving up, the "dump Trump" forces are seeking new supporters and spending money to run ads, hire staff and set up office space near the GOP convention site in Cleveland to try to prevent the real estate mogul from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. Here's why it will be hard for them to succeed: Numbers are stacked against the insurgents. Trump triumphed in...
  • Can Hillary Clinton overcome her trust problem?

    07/04/2016 8:22:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Hillary Clinton’s weekend interview with the FBI stands as a perfect symbol of what is probably her biggest liability heading into the fall election: A lot of people say they don’t trust her. Clinton sat for an interview of more than three hours as part of a Justice Department investigation into the privately owned email system she operated off the books when she was secretary of state. The timing — less than three weeks before she will claim the Democratic presidential nomination — is an attempt to make the best of a situation that would look bad for any candidate...